new/improved SP fonts
- Updated versions of the public-domain SP fonts are now available for
downloading at ftp://shemesh.scholar.emory.edu/pub/fonts. Several of our
existing fonts have been enhanced in one way or another. For example, the
dotless d/r has been added to SPEdessa, sub-linear dots and circles (for
transcriptions) have been added to SPTiberian, and an overstrike character
for nomina sacra has been added to SPIonic. Two new fonts, SPDamascus and
SPDoric have been created, and an italic version of SPAtlantis is also now
available. A brief description of the fonts follows:
SPTiberian: Our standard Hebrew/Aramaic font.
SPDamascus: A thinner Hebrew/Aramaic font, which includes super-linear
Palestinian vowel points. It may be used with SPTiberian in documents in
which it is useful to distinguish Hebrew from Aramaic.
SPEzra: A fixed-width Hebrew/Aramaic font.
SPIonic: Our standard Greek font.
SPDoric: A simpler, uncial font.
SPAchmim: A Coptic font.
SPEdessa: A Syriac Estrangela font.
SPAtlantis: A transliteration font, with alphabetic characters and
numerous diacritical and special characters, including subdots, superdots,
macrons, breves, rockers (for H/h), and raise left and right half-rings
(to transliterate ayin & alef, bzw.). An italic version of this font is
Note that these fonts were designed primarily for displaying non-Roman
characters on Web pages, and they are the standard fonts used in _TC: A
Journal of Bibical Textual Criticism_ (http://purl.org/TC). For this
reason, the character maps for Macintoshes and Windows machines are
identical in all the fonts. In addition to their intended use as display
fonts, they also look reasonably good in print. Tell your friends!
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